So in rereading a thread that I started back in December (when I first downloaded VSCode), I was reminded of the very helpful
versioninfo() command, which produced this:
Julia Version 1.6.0
Commit f9720dc2eb (2021-03-24 12:55 UTC)
OS: Windows (x86_64-w64-mingw32)
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz
LLVM: libLLVM-11.0.1 (ORCJIT, skylake)
So it looks like it’s running the latest version! This answers my question 3.
Regarding the path of my 1.6 install, I discovered that it is
C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.6.0. I tried copying and pasting it into the text box for the Executable Path, but I got a pop-up messaging saying “Couldn’t start client Julia Language Server.” Weird…So for now, I’m going to leave the text box blank–VSCode seems to know when I download a new version and configures it automatically.
A couple lessons learned (mainly for my own reference, but in case it might help someone who stumbles across this post):
One way to find the default location of the your Julia installation is to find the installer in your Downloads folder and click Download again. It will display the file path ending in Julia-1.x.x. (Then click cancel, so as not to download Julia all over again.)
Julia may be installed in a hidden folder! I was very confused as to why I didn’t see the AppData in my folder named Michael. To make hidden folders visible: Open the File Explorer, click the View tab, locate the checkbox for “Hidden items” on the right hand side of the pane, and make sure it is checked!!